While many across the world are mourning Joe Jackson, who died this week after battling terminal cancer, Bette Midler isn’t.
The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch was renown for his iron-handed approach to honing his children into household names; a reality achieved several times over with the career successes of the Jackson 5, as well as Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson as soloists. All artists he managed at pivotal points.
Still, his tactics rendered him a polarizing figure in life and seemingly in death too. Because, Midler took to social media to weigh-in and had less than favorable things to say.
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Appalling. On several fronts too.
What’s perhaps most perplexing is that the very children who shared their stories about Joe have publicly forgiven him + made amends and declared their love for their dad.
So, what is Ms. Midler’s vitriol even based on? Is she somehow madder than those who experienced the “Jackson reality” firsthand?